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Swan Cycle Route

Eco Visitor Centre, Esplanade, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1RX

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Swan Cycle Route


This circular route takes in the sights and sounds of Southport’s many famous landmarks.

You will pass Victoria Park, home of the renowned Southport Flower show every August, and along the picturesque boulevard of Lord Street with its Victorian shop fronts and tranquil gardens.

The route continues past the well manicured Hesketh Park, open since 1868, with its numerous attractions including a conservatory, an observatory, lakes and cafe.

You will ride along Park Crescent with the rich heritage views of its large Victorian houses, pass the Marine Lake, home to various species of Swan and through the Kings Gardens.


  1. Turn left from the Eco Centre car park and then right at the roundabout onto Victoria way.
  2. Continue past Splash World and go left at the next roundabout.
  3. Turn left onto Lord Street, with its miles of covered walkways and shopping arcades and continue straight ahead passing the Southport Town Hall and large war memorial on the right.
  4. Go over the roundabout up to the traffic lights at Park Road.
  5. Go straight across the lights, Hesketh Park is now on the right, follow the road around the park until you reach the roundabout.
  6. Turn left at the roundabout onto Cambridge Road and shortly after left into Hesketh Road.
  7. Continue along Hesketh Road until reaching Fleetwood Road, turn left. Southport Municipal Golf Course, Englands oldest municipal links course, is on the right.
  8. Turn right at the end of the road, go past the entrance to the Golf Course and follow the road round crossing over onto the shared use cycle track next to the Marine Lake.
  9. Continue along the track with the lake to your left and turn right into the car park after the Lakeside Inn.
  10. Follow the edge of the Marine Lake passing under the pier and through Kings Gardens up to the Miniature Railway Station.
  11. Turn left out of the park and then right on the shared use path, passing Southport Pleasureland back to the Visitor Eco Centre.


  • Easy / moderate
  • Off road or om quiet roads
  • Distance 7 miles
  • Time 55-70 mins

Bikes can be hired from the Eco visitor Centre.


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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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